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Old 02-20-2012, 02:06 AM
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:11 AM
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Usually....I sing along..which to my ears, sounds like my voice is blending in nicely with the actual recording artist. Mute the volume real quick to see how I sound and than immediately stop singing and turn off the music all together cause i'm disappointed.
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:48 AM
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:06 AM
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Ayup. But w/ music that's not very intense. Right now its Vivaldi. Calm. Peaceful. Painless.

Actually this bassoon concerto is demanding more attention than I expected.

End result: I either sit and listen like a good boy, or I'm also performing it simultaneously.
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:08 AM
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I'll make the same distinction that some others have made:

Sometimes I'll "listen" to music while doing other things like surfing the web or taking a shower. For me, that is background music I play because the main activity isn't occupying my whole mind; the music makes the activity go faster and seem more pleasant. Usually that means a CD or computer-sourced music.

But sometimes I just LISTEN to music. Then I do nothing else but listen, often with my eyes closed. Usually that music is coming off a spinning LP, or sometimes tape.

The former type can be anything remotely suitable, sometimes what is chosen by a deejay. The latter is always carefully chosen to suit my mood.


Oh, and anyone who thinks multitasking is a talent is either very ignorant, really deluding themselves, or making a joke (Of course, I think it was the latter, in this thread). Multitasking is the easy way out, produces (usually) worse results in each task, and requires less intelligence. It may even be a sign of a mental disorder such as ADHD. If the multitasking involves three challenging tasks, like riding a unicycle while balancing a kitchen pot by the handle on your nose while also juggling slippery live fish, then it might be a good form of training and a real accomplishment. But if the three tasks are no more challenging than watching a computer screen, it's nothing to be proud of!
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:08 AM
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During the day I listen while I garden, cook etc. At night it's time for 'serious' listening. If it's an opera I usually read the libretto. Otherwise I often listen with my eyes closed. One interesting change in my listening habits has taken place since adding Icon Audio 845 II 'Special' mono blocks.Previously I'd often read a book, magazine or something while playing music but my system now drags me so far into the music I can't concentrate on anything else. So if I want to read and not be too distracted I use the bedroom system instead.
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I only listen; the music is simply too compelling to ignore, and the sound too immersive. Often times a cup of coffee will go cold, or a cold beer will go warm. Damn stereo.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:45 PM
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I guess I'm just the "multitaskasaurus". I can't do only one thing. I browse the web while I watch TV (except Law and Order, those a just too interesting)

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Old 02-20-2012, 04:49 PM
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My music has officially become the soundtrack to my life (literally), I feel like something is missing when music is not playing, no matter what I am doing. Reading, writing, working, replying to a thread (Led Zeppelin on right now ), cooking (singing along), cleaning, driving, everything.
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:07 PM
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Just about do everything while listening. I think the only time music is not on around here is when i am sleeping.
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Right.
This is a good approximation of me dancing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY_DF2Af3LM
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Right.
This is a good approximation of me dancing
Do you look that good in a little black dress ?
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